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July 26, 2019

Cape Town: Help a clueless tourist figure out what to do!

I'm currently in Cape Town with my partner, having tacked a few extra days onto a work trip. I'm free from today through the end of the day Monday, and I'm trying to figure out some things to do, but I could use some advice. [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence around Cape Town, South Africa at 2:32 AM - 8 answers

March 29, 2019

Going on safari - should I get a GoPro?

I've got a Canon Powershot SX60 — a semi-pro level point-and-shoot with a 21mm-1365mm lens. I am considering also getting a GoPro Hero7 Black. I'm thinking it'll get better wide angle and better video, and with better image stabilization. Plus it's small. Should I buy one? [more inside]
posted by Capri around South Africa at 12:53 PM - 9 answers

September 17, 2018

Five days or so that includes lions and elephants

I have an unexpected opportunity to visit South Africa in late October/early November. I have work stuff for a week and then I can stay on for up to a week and do some sightseeing. I really want to see lions and elephants in the wild. But the number of possible places and tours to do this on is overwhelming. Can anyone give some personal recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lollusc around South Africa at 4:17 PM - 9 answers has best

August 11, 2017

What is Potchefstroom like to live in?

Has anyone here had experience with living in Potchefstroom, in South Africa? Is crime there as much as a problem as it is in the larger cities? Is commuting to Johannesburg (e.g. by a partner who might not find work in Potchesfstroom themselves) at all feasible? [more inside]
posted by lollusc around Potchefstroom, South Africa at 6:14 PM - 1 answer

June 4, 2017

How safe is South Africa to travel solo as a female?

Do travelers get taken advantage of? How could I protect myself against this to minimize my chances of risk? [more inside]
posted by proficiency101 around South Africa at 10:58 AM - 5 answers

May 24, 2015

Three day professional driving courses in Africa?

I'm interested in paying for a professional driving course (2-3 days) for my Dad. He's a experienced normal driver who has done one or two super casual track days. He's interested in taking his skills to the next level, particularly doing some higher-speed track driving with an instructor. Any recommendations for what I should be searching for? Complexity level: in South Africa or Kenya. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat around South Africa at 12:59 PM - 5 answers

January 31, 2015

This time, to the Antipodes*! What to do in Cape Town?

I will be in Cape Town for work February 21-March 1. I would love suggestions for must-see or must-dos on the weekends, and suggestions for dinner or evening activities during the week, in case I get some time away from the office. [more inside]
posted by susiswimmer around Cape Town, South Africa at 2:09 AM - 5 answers has best

May 16, 2014

Jburg me!

I will be spending three days in Johannesburg, South Africa at the end of June. I don't know a thing about South Africa or Johannesburg, so what should I do with myself? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz around Johannesburg, South Africa at 10:39 AM - 7 answers

April 23, 2014

Winter itinerary for South Africa

I'll be spending two weeks in South Africa at the end of August. Where should I go besides Cape Town and Johannesburg? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals around South Africa at 7:39 PM - 5 answers has best

August 23, 2013

Is booking through a travel agent necessary in South Africa?

My wife and I will be visiting South Africa for 2 weeks in December. We have no familiarity with the area, so were probably going to go with a travel agent. Does anyone have tips/help on booking travel within South Africa? [more inside]
posted by thewumpusisdead around Cape Town, South Africa at 1:45 PM - 5 answers has best

August 21, 2013

1st time Traveler tips to South Africa needed

The Mrs is going to S. Africa scouting resorts (Sabi Sabi and someplace in Cape Town) and I'd like to send her prepared...1st time Traveler tips to South Africa needed. [more inside]
posted by doorsfan around South Africa at 12:39 PM - 3 answers

April 30, 2013

Things to do in South Africa in August

My boyfriend and I will be in South Africa for around three weeks in August, and would love suggestions for things to do. [more inside]
posted by odayoday around South Africa at 2:48 PM - 8 answers

January 29, 2013

Quick Cape Town tourism for a Canuck leaving from Boston

What do you recommend for airlines, must-see tourist destinations and other travel tips for a late-March trip to Cape Town, South Africa? [more inside]
posted by KevCed around Cape Town, South Africa at 2:04 PM - 4 answers has best

November 28, 2012

Win I win this Powerball jackpot, I'll just pay people to do this stuff for me.

Is a Visa service worth it? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 around South Africa at 6:42 PM - 15 answers

May 10, 2012

Cape Town and the living is easy

I am moving to Cape Town, South Africa in January. Need specific info, contained herein. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 around South Africa at 9:05 PM - 3 answers

June 25, 2011

Rape in Cape Town?

Single young woman living alone in Cape Town? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 around Cape Town, South Africa at 6:46 PM - 3 answers

March 2, 2011

What to do in Johannesburg for 36 hours?

In Johannesburg for about 36 hours - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals around Johannesburg, South Africa at 5:18 PM - 7 answers has best

December 19, 2010

once more, this time a little deeper.

Where should I go in South Africa? I was recently there for six months, so I'm looking for new recommendations, and perhaps something off the beaten (garden route) path. [more inside]
posted by pollex around South Africa at 2:01 PM - 2 answers has best

November 30, 2010

Scandanavian Itineraries

Help us plan our Scandanavian honeymoon! [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues around Scandanavia, South Africa at 4:08 PM - 9 answers

June 9, 2010

vuvuzelas and brews

Bars/ pubs to watch the World Cup while in South Africa? [more inside]
posted by ch3ch2oh around South Africa at 11:31 AM - 1 answer